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Johnson POH

Johnson POH

Designation Adjunct Faculty
MITB (Analytics)
Work Position Head, Group Enterprise AI and Data Science, UOB
Teaching Topics Applied Statistical Analysis, Big Data Tools and Techniques


Johnson is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University (SMU) where his focus areas include applied statistical computing, machine learning as well as big data tools and techniques.

He has been a Data Scientist with experience spanning across the finance, consulting and government sectors for the past decade. His present and past professional appointments include being Executive Director & Head Enterprise Artificial Intelligence for UOB Group, Head Data Science/Practice Lead at DBS Bank, Chief Data Scientist, ASEAN at Booz Allen Hamilton as well as Principal Data Scientist at Ministry of Defence, Singapore and DSO National Laboratories respectively. He has been a member of Mensa Singapore since 1998 and was Director of Information Communication Technology from 2011 to 2013.

While at DSO, Johnson received the Defence Technology Prize (Team Engineering), a top tiered award conferred by the Ministry of Defence, as well as the Ministry of Trade and Industry Innovation Award. In 2014, he was named an Outstanding Mentor by Ministry of Education for his involvement in the Science Mentorship Programme.

An avid programmer and data enthusiast, Johnson enjoys developing apps and data products where he was awarded first prize in Singapore’s largest coding competition, Hackathon@SG 2015 as well as the CapitaLand Data Challenge 2016.

Johnson completed his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Berkeley, majoring in the subjects of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. He received his postgraduate degree in Statistics at Yale University.

Last updated on 05 Jul 2021 .